NW to Get Gas Depot by 2022

The North West Region is to receive its first ever gas filling Station in Bamenda Come 2022.

Okie Johnson GM of CSPS

This information was made known by the General manager of the National Hydrocarbon and Price Stabilisation Fund – CSPH, Okie Johnson Ndoh, during a walking visit to the Bamenda on Thursday January 28, 2021.

The General manager said the project will cost FCFA 5 billion and will be constructed on a surface area of 10 hecters. Studies will be carried out this year and construction work will kick off in the year 2022 latest.

CSPH has as main mission to regulate and stabilize prices of hydrocarbon products across the national territory. It also helps to ensure the regular supply to the distribution stations. Its main objective is to promote local consumption by harmonizing prices between storage centres.

The Bamenda City Mayor expressed the gratitude of the people of Bamenda for such a project that would help lessen the burden of consumers of hydrocarbon products in the region. He took the general manager of the CSPS on a guided tour of the Bamenda City Council premises including the City Council tomato farm, a project recently undertaken by the City Council to reduce the city’s dependence on imported tomato.

Also on hand to receive the good news were the vice president of the Regional Council, the Senior Divisional officer for Mezam and a host of others.

When realized, a bottle of gas for example will sell at a cheaper rate, 6500 frs as in Douala, Limbe, Yaoundé and Bafoussam instead of the 8500 frs as is the case in Bamenda now. It would also help bring down the prices of other hydrocarbon products like super, essence and diesel.

by Gilla Everdine

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